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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 7. Number of prior convictions of felony defendants, by most serious current arrest charge, 2004

Most serious current  
arrest charge
Number of
defendants  
Percent of felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
 Total Without
prior
conviction  
With prior conviction
Total Number of prior convictions
   1  2 - 4  5 - 9 10 or more
     All offenses 54,821     100 % 38 % 62 % 13 % 22 % 17 % 11 %   
Violent offenses 12,271   100 % 45 % 55 % 13 % 20 % 14 % 8 %
  Murder 343   100   35   65   16   27   13   11  
  Rape 462   100   53   47   20   14   7   5  
  Robbery 2,932   100   46   54   11   21   14   8  
  Assault 6,482   100   43   57   14   20   14   9  
  Other violent 2,051   100   49   51   11   21   13   6  
Property offenses 16,728   100 % 39 % 61 % 11 % 21 % 16 % 13 %
  Burglary 4,340   100   36   64   11   23   17   13  
  Larceny/theft 4,268   100   37   64   10   21   17   16  
  Motor vehicle theft 2,012   100   34   67   13   23   17   14  
  Forgery 1,964   100   44   57   13   20   15   9  
  Fraud 1,767   100   52   48   11   17   11   9  
  Other property 2,379   100   38   62   12   21   17   13  
Drug offenses 20,333   100 % 34 % 66 % 13 % 22 % 18 % 12 %
  Trafficking 8,191   100   36   64   14   21   16   12  
  Other drug 12,141   100   32   68   13   23   20   12  
Public-order offenses 5,489   100 % 34 % 66 % 15 % 23 % 19 % 9 %
  Weapons 1,713   100   34   66   18   21   21   6  
  Driving-related 1,689   100   30   70   14   27   20   10  
  Other public-order 2,087   100   38   62   14   22   16   11  
Note: Data on number of prior convictions were available for 94% of all cases.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

Source: State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS)
  See also Methodology.
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